Daniel Schutzsmith

Daniel Schutzsmith

Daniel is a rare breed – a hybrid of equal parts business, design, coding, and strategy – ready to change the world for the better!

As the digital technology manager / senior web developer for Amnesty International USA, Daniel is creating websites and mobile apps that engage supporters through great user experience design to advance human rights.

In addition to his work with AIUSA, he is also the co-founder of:

  • Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, a monthly meetup bringing together over 1500 technologists, designers, entrepreneurs and educators to share their passion and craft in the Hudson Valley region of upstate NY.
  • Catskills Conf, a weekend-long event gathering of technologists and creators at The Ashokan Center in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
  • Poughworking, a space to foster growth in the creative economy of the Hudson Valley through coworking, community, and education.

He also gives back his time by teaching our next generation of web designers at SUNY New Paltz as an Adjunct Professor. Previously he taught at NYU SCPS and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Over the past decade he has worked with clients such as Adobe, Greenpeace, The Pixies, MTV, Phish, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Oxfam, PBS, They Might Be Giants, TBS, Pepsico, and Dave Matthews Band.

In his free time he enjoys inspirational wanderings through the streets of NYC, single malt scotches, and evenings around the fireplace with his wife and three kids in upstate NY.